We teach adults and children about farming, healthy food, volunteerism, and environmental stewardship. In 2019, we provided over 3,900 area students with on the farm and in-classroom educational programs. We provide a unique farm to school experience that helps students make connections between where their food comes from and how their food choices can impact their health, the environment, and their community. We coordinate with teachers of visiting student groups, create curriculum, and provide staff to execute lessons at our Urban Farm. We are helping to create a lifetime of healthy eating habits, teaching our children about their community, and the origin of their food.
Preschool Programs (off-site)
Farmer Tina is available for individual or reoccurring outreach programs at local area schools. Lessons can be customized to your individual educational needs. Programs can focus on making nutritious eating fun, how plants grow, seed to table, and many more. Some possible outreach programs include topics like: Wonderful Worms, Pollinator Paradise, Five Little Pumpkins, A Seed is Sleepy.
Watch this video to see Farmer Tina in action with the second graders in the Morris School District.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, summer TYKE time sessions have been cancelled.
Join Farmer Tina Friday mornings (10:00-11:00) at the Urban Farm for some on the farm fun! Lessons are designed for preschool-aged children (suggested ages 3-5) with adult caregiver. In the fall, tyke time moves to Saturday mornings to coincide with our farm stand hours. Each lesson includes a seasonal story, activity, fresh tasting, and craft. Some examples of our lessons include pollinator paradise, chatty chickens, wonderful worms, and pumpkin paradise. We always include a little extra time for feeding our chickens or watering our plants!
$5 per child paid at door. *Registration is required through Eventbrite to guarantee seating and supplies
Check our website or join our mailing list to find out about upcoming TYKE time sessions.